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UMFK professor of E-commerce earns MBA degree

October 7, 2005

Tony Gauvin


University of Maine at Fort Kent assistant professor of electronic commerce, Anthony Gauvin, recently received his master's degree in business administration from Baker College in Michigan.

Since August of 2002, professor Gauvin has been the program builder for the E-commerce degree program at UMFK.

His duties include teaching, course and curriculum development in E-commerce, computer science and business disciplines.

Gauvin is additionally responsible for the E-commerce program development and promotion, including providing outreach to local and regional firms.

An alumnus of the Fort Kent campus, Gauvin joined the UMFK community in September of 2001. He brought a vast knowledge of computers and experience in the E-commerce field to the campus.

Gauvin was awarded his masters in computer science from the University of Maine in Orono in 1998 and earned his bachelor of science degree in computer applications at UMFK in 1996.

Prior to joining the UMFK community, he was the vice president of software and operations of elephantX, Inc. of Nashua, New Hampshire, where he was responsible for building and managing a technical operations division for the internet financial services start-up company. He provided staffing requirements, hiring criteria and training requirements for over twenty engineers, technical managers and technicians.

Gauvin's duties also included serving as the primary system architect for the OnLine Transaction Processing System that could service 10,000 transactions per second using database application; web content clustering; hardware technologies; mentoring and training individuals at all levels of the organization; developing and managing the operating budget and managing the vendor, contractor, and consultant relationships.

While at elephantX, Inc., Gauvin was quoted and referenced as an e-commerce network security authority in Computer World and Information Week magazine articles.

He has a wide variety of experience with networks, network security, and systems analysis.

With the support of Raymond Albert, professor of computer science, Gauvin has also been instrumental in developing a new multi-disciplinary course of study in information assurance at UMFK.

Gauvin has completed National Security Agency sponsored graduate course work and also earned an Information Assurance Graduate Education certificate through the Center of Education and Research on Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

His current research in information assurance includes development of instructional material including cryptographic protocol simulations and virtual network environments of security testing and explorations.